Hapu: Ngāti Mutunga, Urenui Marae. Iwi: Te Āti Awa, Parihaka.
Maia Robin McDonald is a cross disciplinary artist working primarily in uku (clay). She has exhibited in New Zealand and abroad. Her first solo exhibition was in 2015 at Enjoy Gallery, Wellington and she continues to exhibit annually. Her work has been acquired by Peter McCleavey Gallery, and is held in public and private collections including Wellington Museum, Puke Ariki Museum and more recently Wellington City Art Collection.
She completed her BFA in Photo Media (with honours.) at Massey University, Wellington and in 2017 was awarded a Diploma in Māori Art and Design, having studied under Māori master uku artist, Wi Taepa. While completing her studies in Porirua, she initiated and was responsible for running Wellington Clay collective.
She currently resides in Taranaki, Aotearoa and was recently selected for The Rick Rudd Emerging Clay Artist Exhibition and CERAMICUS 2018. Maia is currently represented by Kreisler Gallery.